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Ceminsky wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Mark Ceminsky, Farmington, the Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric directors Margaret Schreiner and Paul Trapp attended a recent Dakota County Township Officers Association meeting to present the award to Ceminsky. Ceminsky has been a Eureka [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Increased level of scams reported in our area

Dakota Electric Association wants to remind members to beware of any suspicious phone calls from people asking for personal financial information. Utilities across the country are seeing increased incidences of scams targeting residential and business customers. Local police have reported an increase in scams in our area. Individuals claiming to be utility employees or collection agency [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Teacher seminar offered free to teachers

Dakota Electric Association is seeking educators who desire to learn about the energy industry from June 16-19. The Lignite Council is offering the seminar again in 2014 due to overwhelming positive feedback it has received from past participants. Teachers of all grade levels are accepted, and Dakota Electric, along with its power supplier, Great River Energy, [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington, D.C. in June

Five local high school students were recently selected to receive a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Rhett Carlson, Apple Valley High School, Jay Casella, Eagan High School; Aaron Mamer, Hastings High School; Anna Marie Rutz, Farmington High School; and Grant Udelhofen, Apple Valley High School. The students will participate [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:16+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates $8,000 to lineworker program at DCTC

Students attending Dakota County Technical College’s electrical line worker program will have new tools to work with later this year. Dakota Electric Association recently donated $8,000 from unclaimed capital credits to DCTC for its educational program that trains future line workers. Dakota Electric board members Paul Bakken, Jack DeYoe, Janet Lekson and Margaret Schreiner and President [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

What is it like to read meters in the winter?

Dakota Electric's meter readers would love it if you could help them out this winter. Several feet of snow on the ground make it very hard to get to all the meters in our service territory each month. It would help a great deal if our members would clear a path to the meter. Watch this [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

ALERT: Extended water heater control this week

Wholesale energy market conditions will require additional water heating control this week beginning Monday, March 10 and possibly going through Friday, March 14, both in the morning and afternoon hours. During wholesale energy market conditions, our off-peak programs become very valuable to Great River Energy, our wholesale power provider. We appreciate those members that help Dakota [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric working to restore outages caused by winter storm

UPDATE: Crews are working to restore the last couple dozen out of power as of about 8 a.m. this morning.   FARMINGTON, Minn. (12:30 a.m., Feb. 21, 2014) — As of 12:30 a.m., Dakota Electric Association had approximately 400 consumers without power. Dakota Electric crews will be working through the night to restore those out of [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 February 21st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric offers students free trip to Washington D.C.

Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors or seniors the opportunity to win a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 13-19. Each June, more than 1,200 junior and senior students from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. for the NRECA Youth Tour. [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:13+00:00 February 17th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|